Prior to a morning hearing, representatives of the Sierra Club and other citizen groups deliver letters of protest to the state Public Service Commission in opposition to FirstEnergy's proposal to transfer ownership of its Harrison Power Station to West Virginia subsidiary Monongahela Power.
FirstEnergy's Michael Delmar defended the company's proposal for the Harrison Power Station, saying it would provide many benefits to Monongahela Power.
AARP members and others packed the PSC hearing room for the start of a formal evidentiary hearing on the FirstEnergy proposal to transfer ownership of the Harrison Power Station.
PSC Commissioners Jon McKinney, Mike Albert and Ryan Palmer (left to right) listen as Stephen Smith of the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition discusses the FirstEnergy proposal.
9.5x6.14 FIRSTENERGYprotest Jim Kotcon, Conservation Chairman of the WV Sierra Club,, along with other citizens, presents more than 1200 letters of protest to Jennifer Ferrell, Governor's Director of Constituent Services at the Governor's office Wednesday. photo by chris dorst